3c905B boot delay

Lai Zit Seng lzs@pobox.com
Thu Mar 16 20:07:29 2000

On Thu, 16 Mar 2000, Robert Sim wrote:

> I have been using the 3c59x driver for some time, and have a growing
> number of machines (~10) with nic's using this driver.  For the most part,
> the cards and driver work well.  However, I have exactly the same problem
> on all of my machines:
> At boot time, there is about a 2min delay before any traffic can be
> handled.  The card appears to be functioning just fine- the link light is
> on at 100MB, and is connected at the other end to a cisco switch.  There
> is simply no response to network requests (the result being that my nfs
> mounts and ypbind requests take some time to get started, or simply
> timeout).

Are you using the latest driver? I had exactly the same problem (I didn't
really time the delay, but there definitely was a delay) previously. IIRC,
the problem disappeared at some point when I installed the latest driver



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